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Thinkpad X1 Gen 1 Upgrade to 500 SSD

2015-08-17, 16:15 PM

Dear all

After much of search and testing, finally have upgrade my poor 256GB to 500GB.

Believe 1TB would fit as well but it quite expensive to do so.

 

Pls see before

 

as-ssd-bench SanDisk SD5SG225 12.08.2015 11-48-08 PM.png

 

After

as-ssd-bench Samsung SSD 850  16.08.2015 3-12-35 PM.png

 

Feel so good now.

Now i can really read all my outlook PST.

:)

 

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Gen 1 Upgrade to 500 SSD

2015-09-27, 13:29 PM

Hello,

 

Coiuld you kindly state the exact model fo the Samsun 850 Evo?

 

Is that th 2280 B+M key connector? Because the original 240GB Intel SSD in my X1 (Gen1) seems to be only B connector - Could you please attach a photo of your original drive too? (the connector in specific)

 

Thank you!

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Gen 1 Upgrade to 500 SSD

2015-09-27, 14:23 PM

Hi and welcome, Advocator

It's not a connector type/key main problem. X1C Gen1 supports proprietary SSD formfactor and connector - SFF (Small Form Factor), presently outdated. So, in despite of the 850 EVO might be SATA, mSATA and m.2 types, none of them could be fitted into the X1C Gen1 SSD slot directly.

Definitely, OP used mSATA -> NFF adapter if the drive is mSATA really. But mSATA drive (and adapter') width is about 30 mm, whilst m.2 drive slot width is 22 mm. So, OP could have a bit difficulties with installation.

Use m.2 -> NFF adapter, so you can use m.2 drive 22x42 mm in size and, with a bit trick, 22x60 mm.

Have a look at the post and pictures:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-Gen2-512GB-SSD-drive/m-p/1662769#M58693



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Re: Thinkpad X1 Gen 1 Upgrade to 500 SSD

2015-09-27, 14:32 PM

Wow, Awesome reply! kudos for that :)

 

Thats what I was thinking (also after reading another post here in the forum regarding preciesly that matter). In fact, in the other post I read, the guy installed a 2260 drive using M2 to SFF adapter (that fit almost perfectly into the proprety sized disk which is about 70mm in length).

 

But OP used a Samsung 500gb (Evo 850) which is 2280 by definition. When I opened my X1C gen1 I noticed that the SFF propreity (as written above) is about 7cm (70mm) .. No way the 2280 could have fit there in itself, not to mention extra adaptor...

 

Thats why I was lost :(

 

Right now I'm looking at transcend 2260 with an adaptor yet I'm uncertain as to finding this type of adaptor in ebay (I would definitely not find one locally here in Israel).

 

Here is the other post I spoke of: 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-1st-gen-is-Samsung-840-EVO-mSATA-compatible/m-p/2056989#M62366

 

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Gen 1 Upgrade to 500 SSD

2015-09-27, 16:01 PM

Good day.

 

Looks like the adapter can be purchased from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/NGFF-Adapter-Lenovo-Carbon-Ultrabook/dp/B00MV5W3XO

 

Not sure about shipping to Israel, though.

 

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards.


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